There was a lot of interest for the REVEALED Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday morning and rightly so, as there were many stunning artworks for sale.
There was a bit of buying frenzy which made a few people forget they were dealing with art as they disrespectfully stepped onto the canvasses that were displayed on the ground to try to find a bargain.
It is overall a lovely and colourful atmosphere though but I wished the music they played on the day was more traditional.
The cafe was pumping out coffee like a factory assembly line, so for them too it was a good day.
I love Aboriginal art and while it was hard to get a good look because of the big crowd it is a great showcase for indigenous art from some of the very remote communities, so I hope it will continue next year.
The REVEALED art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre last year was just fantastic so I am really looking forward to going there again this coming Saturday between 10am and 5 pm.
You can also go to the Aboriginal Artists in Conversation on Friday from 10-12 am and to the official opening that night from 6.30 pm.
As you can see above Aboriginal artists from all over WA will be offering their great work for sale.
As promised I went to have a look at the ORANGE show in the Fremantle Arts Centre about Osho, Sheila and the Sannyas cult and the hundreds of people dressed in orange in Fremantle in the early 1980s.
It is more a historic show than an art exhibition, but it is very interesting to look at some of the photos and read some of the stories.
But I am far more interested in this coming Saturday’s REVEAL Aboriginal art market at the FAC as it was a great atmosphere last years and nice to catch up with some blackfella brothers and sisters from all over WA.
Happy hippy days at the Fremantle Arts Centre with the exhibition Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle about all the many lovers of the Indian guru Osho, also known as Bagwan, the leader of the Rajneesh movement and free-range sex who used to roam the streets of Freo, and there are still quite a few of them around.
We’re stepping back in time tonight with the opening of Orange Sannyas in Fremantle! Filled with new multimedia works, the exhibition investigates the legacy of the ‘Orange People’ – one of the most controversial religious movements to arrive in Australia.
I’ll have a look at the exhibition tomorrow and will report a bit more about it.
Winter is approaching and that means the Sunday concerts at the Fremantle Arts Centre will stop soon, but today it is still on with MATHAS and his intricate lyrics and beats.
He will be joined by the new percussion-electro duo FEELS, so it should be a delightful afternoon in the lovely courtyard.
The cafe, pizza bar and drinks bar are open and so are the galleries.
It’s going to be a very pleasant 26 degrees this Sunday so a perfect day to head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre and enjoy the free courtyard music from 2-4 pm by Lucy Peach.
Fresh from winning the WAM Award for Best Folk Act 2016, Lucy will stun you with her epic vocals and evocative songwriting, weaving bitterly sweet tales of wayward love.
The pizza bar, cafe and bar will be open and of course there are exhibitions on, and the craft and gift shop is open.
See you there!
It’s going to be a delightful 34 degrees this long weekend Sunday so no excuse whatsoever to stay at home.
There is plenty to do in beautiful Fremantle and tough decisions will have to be made.
The Growers Green Farmers Market is on from 8-12, not far from there the Men’s Shed has Open Day and a tools auction and from 10-11 there is the Bridge Walk Roe 8 protest.
Two great concerts this afternoon. The free Fremantle Arts Centre concert with the powerful Toby at 2 pm and at 3 pm sublime Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman plays with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra at the Townhall.
It was just yummy crisp when I got up early this morning and we are in for another a great weekend in Freo.
Just a reminder that Davey Craddock and The Pinnacles will be performing at the Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music session from 2-4 pm.
Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC.
Cafe, bar and pizza bar are open!
There is also a free 6-9 pm free concert up on the deck of the Maritime Museum, but I have no details on who is playing.
Come enjoy Freo. It’s the best place to be on weekends!
If rain does not stop the show the free Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music concert will be on from 2-4 pm again, so come and enjoy Telete and Demon Days
Since bursting onto the local music scene last year, Demon Days (WA) are turning heads with their sultry vocals and neo-soul beats. Catch their delicious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and jazz.
Telete, formerly known as Golden String, will open the show with their trademark dream pop.
From 6-9 there is also a free concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum, so don’t get bored staying at home. Life is too short to be bored!
It is going to be a pretty good Sunday before the rain comes back next week, so why not enjoy some free concerts in Fremantle today in some of the best locations in town.
From 2-4 pm Pugsley Buzzard from Victoria will perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre and delight you with his big voice, sassy horns, chunky piano and fascinating song writing. He has performed all over the planet from Berlin to New Orleans.
From 6-9 the Harbour Sunday concert is on at the deck of the Maritime Museum, a great spot to watch the sunset!
Bluegrass Parkway, Stoney Joe and DJ Justin Walshe will entertain you there, so that should make for a great end of a beautiful weekend.